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  1. The original poster Ritchie , sadly died a few years back.
  2. Uncomfortable watching.
  3. I think people need to start really taking this seriously in regards to social distancing etc.. money comes secondary to peoples lives. A lot easier for many to do in the US compared to the Uk where most live in very close proximity to others. Just heard a 34 old man died from California after visting Disneyland.
  4. Could be a Mirecourt cello from those pics,but cant get a good sense of the instrument other than it looks like it has been kept in damp conditions and all the glue joints have failed,even the bassbar. Surprised theres no mildew on it.
  5. I read a few papers about polyurethane glue penetration and the results seem opposite to what it appears. The polyurethane actually penetrates deeper than pva and urea formaldehyde. Can be up to 0.3mm or more depending on the porosity of the wood species. Even further if solvents are added which is why i said possibly a bad idea washing the surface with acetone and possibly forcing more into the wood . But if Oberlin thinks its a good idea then please go ahead. (i wouldnt)
  6. Gorilla make several adhesives now ,so i wouldnt immediately assume its that foaming poly stuff . I would imagine it would have made a bit of a mess if it was the foaming stuff,it sticks to everything . i wouldnt personally use solvent to get it off but take a tiny shaving of each surface with a plane as Burgess mentions. When ive used it for carpentry stuff it doesnt seem to soak into wood surfaces much at all.
  7. I think with Lignum it depends on the age of the timber. I have pieces of bowling bowl that was mentioned earlier and whilst it feels slightly slippery there no visible oil on the surface of cut pieces. I use blocks of it as zero clearance bandsaw guides.
  8. Could possibly be an Ouchard
  9. Probably this lady born Germany,occupation dealer in pianos and organs! Not 100% certain though. Nephew is a chimney sweep ,brother a musician. Father Hungarian, cant read the mothers nationality on far right. There is also a German born Charlotte Blume listed in same place but born 3 years earlier who in 1850 was in the local Insane asylum, and also another listed as born Germany 1821 that was in the Dayton lunatic asylum in Ohio. Possibly all the same lady as they often got birth dates wrong. Whilst in Dayton asylum there is a Harriet Blume aged 7 who could have been a daughter .
  10. I believe alot of fruitwoods were used as well. \such as plum and pear.
  11. The woods been used a few years now, can have very high lucchi readings .
  12. John, i put that link on in 2002, 18 years ago! Not surprised it no longer works.
  13. Looks to be a a more recent crack across the top of the head as well.
  14. Jacob, pretty expensive ,probably a Swiss price premium, as all decent Swiss made machinery costs a fortune. Only 170mm max. cutting height . Why do they only sell 3mm wide blades and the teeth look funny
  15. Thanks ,interesting topic ,so beech is in categary 4? I read another paper stating that beech grown in the last 150 years was often lower density with wider early growth but they were sort of jumping at conclusions as to WHY it was less dense.